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Colorado's neighbors dismayed by new wave of marijuana traffic
Colorado's neighbors dismayed by new wave of marijuana traffic

Sheriff John Jenson watched the 2012 election returns crawling across his TV screen in this rural area just over the Colorado border. Tuned to a Denver news station, he soon realized Colorado voters were about to legalize recreational marijuana. That's when he turned to his wife and started to swear. "I felt just sick," he remembers. "The drug war in this country used to be along the U.S.-Mexican border. Now it's eight miles away." Although legalization continues to be celebrated within Colorado, its next-door neighbors are none too pleased. In fact, many are furious. Law enforcement officers in the smaller, often isolated counties in states ringing...

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